Mumbai: Even as the state government is running behind schedule to complete the development work on the 18-km long Mithi river, it has now approved an ambitious plan to increase the catchment heigh

The Bombay high court on Thursday directed the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) to determine within a month whether a proposed hoarding site in an area of mangroves on the Mahi

Eighty percent of sewage in India is untreated and flows directly into the nation’s rivers, polluting the main sources of drinking water, a study by an environmental watchdog showed.

It is not just the Mithi river that is susceptible to degradation due to encroachment and dumping. There are at least two more rivers and six natural drains in the city that are highly vulnerable and in need of immediate attention, as per a recent study funded by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

These are the Oshiwara river, Poisar river, Vikhroli nullah, Mogra nullah, Tilak Nagar nullah, Piramal Nagar nullah, Irla nullah and Safed Pul nullah and are part of the five rivers and 19 natural drains in the city. According to the study, the Dahisar river also needs attention but is not as critical as the others.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has claimed that it has completed the desilting of the Mithi river, removing 1.49 lakh cubic metres of silt from the river.

To guard against any disaster situations this monsoon, the MMRDA opened its 24-hour Control Rooms on Friday, ahead of its pre-monsoon desiltating and Mithi-river deepening work.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has laid down a detailed programme to avoid water logging in the monsoon at sites which are under its jurisdiction.

After repeated squabbles with the civic administration over desilting of the Mithi river, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has now sent an ultimatum to the BMC that it will be doing the desilting work this year for the last time.

Both agencies have been at loggerheads for the past seven years over the desilting of a six-km stretch of the Mithi river, resulting in a delay in desilting and waterlogging in areas around that patch.

Rampant dumping of scrap into the Mithi at Kurla has undone all the effort to de-silt the river.

MUMBAI: Satisfied with the performance of robotic multipurpose excavator to clean the nullahs, the BMC may go ahead and buy more of them.

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